Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Roman Empire had a certain "je ne sais quoi" - festive food culture, extravagant architecture, and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors were brutal, mad, and hungry for power, and the people vain when taking baths and working out all day. Listen - that's still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient - keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant, and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.

Added by BlackBelt5112203 on 04-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#664
Reviews:
681
Ratings:
4,428
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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Photo of arizcards
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 6-21-18 for $4.25. Batch 016, no date.

Beer poured black with a very nice tan head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose has hints of chocolate and vanilla along with modestly roasted malts.

Taste is really well balanced with light hints of chocolate, vanilla, and almonds. Very light coffee astringency plays nicely in the background and balances the large but modestly roasted malt base.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth.

Overall a really well balanced beer that makes for a nice sipper.

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Photo of jbehlar
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch #014 11:53, consumed 11/10/18

L: Pitch black with a small light tan head that left a small amount of spotty lacing.

S: Aroma is that of a nice imperial stout, mainly toasted caramel malts. Pick up a very little bit of sweet vanilla as well.

T: Taste is deeper and more satisfying than the aroma - pick up some coffee here along with chocolate, almond and more vanilla. Sweet malts with earthy hop notes as well.

F: Smooth, velvety, a perfect medium body with lower-level carbonation. Creamy and sweet. ABV extremely well-disguised.

O: Terrific imperial stout, especially at the price ($4/16oz. can). Absolutely recommended.

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Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I’m now on my third 4 pack of 16 Oz pounders .
So far Twin Evil Brewing has really got me excited to try all of their offerings, now that they are available in my area .
These pour a nice dark black with a mocha head and huge lacing .
Nice smell but nothing overwhelming .
Taste is just wonderful with a nice full rich body and slick mouthfeel .
Highly recommended !!

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.49/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch #016
06:31

Pours thick and viscous deep dark brown with a dark ivory head that bubbles up slightly, and falls back down just as quick. Not much residual lace, poured pretty cold.

Right out of the can, I get hazelnut, roasty coffee, and vanilla, but also an over abundance of chili peppers (which I double and triple-checked, this is not the chili hazelnut). Definitely odd, kind of throws off the intended pleasantries that I expected. As it warms, the aroma becomes sweeter and that biscotti profile starts to become easier to smell.

Definitely past it’s prime. Roasty coffee and malt take over, with a light vanilla backbone throughout. Still nutty, but it just dies off quickly and I’m tasting that metallic can as it settles on the tongue. I’ll try to be impartial with my rating as I know this can is old and this series is good.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, with a medium carbonation and sticky finish. Warm going down the hatch, subtle burn and bitter finish.

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Photo of Hyhat
3.49/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bum4ever
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark black with a small amount of dark tan head. Not to much lacing.
Smell is big coffee up front followed by chocolate, vanilla and nuts.
Taste follows the nose well. Coffee up front followed by the other flavors.
Little thin for me taste but it does have a good amount of carb and a crazy dry finish from the almonds.
Overall super enjoyable stout with some great flavors. It could be a bit thicker, but that's just picking nits.

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Photo of beerrat
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Act25
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As good a RIS as any.
a) Pours opaque, dark and thick, with a dense short mocha head, that laces the snifter.
s) Grassy aromas, roasting coffee, malt sugar, vanilla, dried herbs, and a woody overtone.
T) More complexity but well-balanced. Herbal, grassy, dark chocolate, tobacco smoke.
F) Fit and velvety, perfect weight and gloss.
o) Meditation, oily beer to sip and converse with. A top RIS.

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Photo of GarrettBoots
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollTide7
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gefinley
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BurtStL6
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours beautifully dark and thin with a nice tan head that doesn’t stay for long, into my brand new Beers With(out) Beards NYC 2018 teku glass.

It’s very drinkable and has a great coffee taste and a subtle yet nice almond vanilla taste.

Beautiful can and a beautiful beer that doesn’t exactly taste like an 11.5% but it will certainly sneak up on you quicker than you think.

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Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmtbuckeye
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jduprey007
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep black color with a thick thin dark caramel head with medium retention.
Aroma with notes of lots of nuts, vanilla, coffee and cocoa.
Flavor with notes of vanilla, ton of nuts, cocoa, coffee, pepper, earthy and spicy hops, oak, caramel, cinnamon
Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering roasted nutty and vanilla note.
Medium to full creamy body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 11.5% is well disguised.
One of the nuttiest RIS I have ever drunk. Vanilla also strikes strongly, so that traditional coffee and cocoa notes stay in the backyard. Interesting, not really inviting for more revisiting.

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Photo of PDinunzi
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaten454
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good. A bit of a burnt coffee taste.

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Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.54/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 4,428 ratings